This job has expired

Commercial Litigation Legal Secretary

Clayton Legal
England, West Yorkshire, Huddersfield
£20000 - £23000 per annum + ex bens
Closing date
4 Mar 2021

View more

Practice area
Commercial litigation
2 years
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

Our client is an established but still growing law firm, and they're looking for an experienced Commercial Litigation Legal Secretary to assist at Partner level.

Working as part of a small team, the successful Legal Secretary will assist mainly with Commercial Litigation matters, but may also be required to assist with other areas that the team covers including Family, Property and Probate - because of this an 'all rounder' will be a great fit for this team!

The successful candidate will be an experienced audio-typist who takes pride in their accuracy and standard of work. They will have great client care skills and applicants must be willing to undertake a variety of tasks and be able to stay calm and prioritise work effectively while doing so.


* Audio-typing.

* Producing documents from the Case Management System.

* Dealing with telephone queries or taking messages when appropriate.

* Keeping clients and other parties updated with progress of matters.

* Assisting solicitors and executives with matters at all stages of the transaction, from file opening to archiving in accordance with office and accounts procedures.

* Billing files and obtaining monies due to the firm from the clients and other parties.


* Audio-typing.

* Professional and helpful client care.

* Excellent telephone manner.

* Effective and helpful secretarial support.

* Ability to work accurately in accordance with agreed procedures.

* Ability to organise and prioritise work, under supervision, to meet clients' expectations and matter deadlines.

* Ability to work on own initiative as appropriate.

* Ability to work under pressure.

* Ability to work as a member of a team.

* Literate and numerate.


* Previous secretary / paralegal experience within commercial litigation (preferred)

* Audio-typing.

* Case Management System experience is highly desirable.


* Flexible and 'can do' attitude.

* Excellent written English to produce documents for the clients, other side and third parties.

* Good spoken English to resolve telephone enquiries.

As well as a great salary DOE, the client has a generous benefits package, with holidays starting at 23 PA, rising to 26 after 12 months service.

This is a full time role and the hours of work are 9-5.30, Monday to Friday


The legal job market has changed significantly in the last two years. Social media and our connected world mean that both law firms and the legal talent they seek to attract, want and expect more. A positive customer experience in today’s legal recruitment landscape is critical.

Time pressed leaders and busy legal professional’s want the advice, support and exceptional service of specialist legal recruiters, and this is where Clayton Legal excel.
Clayton Legal have been recruiting on behalf of Law firms across the UK since 1999 placing upwards of 5000 Partners, Solicitors, Paralegals and support staff into exciting new careers.

Our 20-year record of success has enabled us to develop trusted relationships with many of the UKs law firms including; the Legal 500, Top 200 and smaller and independent regional law firms. We work in partnership with all our customers to deliver on both career expectations and business drivers.

We recruit at all levels within a law firm and in-house legal departments including; Partners, Solicitors, Paralegal, and Legal Support Staff and in house a range of Senior and more junior General Counsel roles.

Our regional teams ensure that firms are guaranteed local and regional focus whilst having access to a national talent pool of opportunities. Our teams are focused in:- 

  • The North West 
  • Yorkshire /Humberside and Scotland 
  • The West and East Midlands  
  • London and the Home Counties 
  • The South West 

We specialise in all areas of private client and commercial law from Partner level, Associate, Solicitor and Unqualified fee earners to Paralegal in addition to specialist skills within a Legal Practice including:

  • Property Law Residential, Commercial and Real Estate
  • Litigation, Civil and commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Company /Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury Including all areas of Negligence.
  • Private client including Family law, will trust, Probate
  • Compliance and Regulatory Law
  • Banking
  • Cost Lawyers
  • Practice Management /Legal Cashiers
  • Legal Secretarial
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Legal IT

Our 20-year experience and record of success means we are able to give you access to the latest Legal vacancies within your specific sector and specialism we also give you access to:

  • Expert career advice guiding you through every step of the journey to secure your next career move including expert advice on salary, interview capability, offer management through our regular contact
  • Up to date salary and market information in your sector 
  • Regular market information including salary data and reports  
  • Assistance with offer management 
  • Access to a range of resources to assist in your next legal career move 
  • Access to our mobile app (Download Clayton Legal) 

If you want to take your legal career to the next level partner with the team here at Clayton Legal, your trusted legal recruitment expert, with a 20-year success record in the legal recruitment market.

Alternatively, you can visit our website or email us at


Find Us
United Kingdom
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert